Tammy Helfrich

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Sharing Your Story with David Mike {Podcast Episode #89}

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David Mike (aka Dilemmamike)  joins me on the podcast today. David is a cosmetology instructor and a writer. He shares his real life story of being from a long time military family to spending time in Ft. Leavenworth and beyond. He has an incredible story of grace and renewal.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • David’s dream to be a solider and his military background
  • His first experience with ecstasy and how it led to an addiction
  • How he started dealing drugs
  • He was arrested and went AWOL
  • How he was medicating himself to escape from reality
  • He survived an overdose
  • His court marshall and sentence in prison
  • How he found grace and forgiveness
  • How he learned that other people didn’t define him
  • His feelings of being alone and isolated
  • How getting out of your own head is so important
  • Fear of not having done something before
  • Starting to share his story with others
  • How he manages to fit writing in the margins
  • The difficult parts of writing his story and how painful it was for his family
  • His support from veterans has been instrumental
  • Being isolated is probably the worse thing you can do
  • Seek guidance and assistance from others
  • Waiting for the future or conditions to be perfect means you’ll never do it
  • Someone somewhere needs you to do your hustle now
  • You might surprise yourself


You can follow Mike on his website, Twitter, and Facebook.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Share in the comments below!




  1. Oops, his name is DAVID, and Mike is his last name! And his story is so very interesting, posted one chapter at a time on his site.

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